Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir

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Macmillan, Feb 20, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year

From her charismatic father, Danielle Trussoni learned how to rock and roll, outrun the police, and never shy away from a fight. Spending hour upon hour trailing him around the bars and honky-tonks of La Crosse, Wisconsin, young Danielle grew up fascinated by stories of her dad's adventures as a tunnel rat in Vietnam, where he'd risked his life crawling head first into narrow passageways to search for American POWs.

A vivid and poignant portrait of a daughter's relationship with her father, this funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully written memoir "makes plain that the horror of war doesn't end in the trenches" (Vanity Fair).

 

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A touching memoir of growing up with a Vietnam vet father fighting his nightmares. Falling Through the Earth refers to her father's job of being the one small enough to fit into Viet Cong tunnels to flush out the enemy. Read full review

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A touching memoir of growing up with a Vietnam vet father fighting his nightmares. Falling Through the Earth refers to her father's job of being the one small enough to fit into Viet Cong tunnels to flush out the enemy. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
8
Section 4
21
Section 5
34
Section 6
46
Section 7
60
Section 8
73
Section 12
135
Section 13
143
Section 14
156
Section 15
168
Section 16
191
Section 17
206
Section 18
223
Section 19
231

Section 9
89
Section 10
104
Section 11
119
Section 20
237
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About the author (2007)

Danielle Trussoni grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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